Desson Thomson

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For 1,647 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Hours
Lowest review score: 0 200 Cigarettes
Score distribution:
1647 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Want to see something strange, funny, twisted, brilliant and macabre? Sure you do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A movie that dares you to slow down and enjoy the subtleties of life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Lilya's struggle to make a life for herself is both heartbreaking and heart-stirring.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The 11-year-old Osment evokes the boy's terror and awful predicament so memorably, you'll never forget him.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A beautifully textured, disarmingly simple movie about romantic devotion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Sinfully watchable ensemble movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    One of the great movie satires. And if it isn't the funniest rock spoof ever made, it certainly shares the title with "The Rutles."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Each revelation seems more disturbing than the next. But Chinese treatment of Tibetans is only half the heartbreak. The other is the amazing resilience of the Tibetans, who are overwhelmingly Buddhist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The movie equivalent of a great read. It's a masterfully conducted concert of characters...already head and shoulders above most of the competition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    You're exhilarated from beginning to end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Sure, the heroes and villains are arranged in a convenient moral gallery. But the performances, Weir's adroit direction and John Seale's superb cinematography take care of that banality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    So full of pep you can't help surrendering to its creative energy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Every moment of the way, there is a delectable sense of subtle menace and, at the center of it all, Huppert's haunting expression, part sphinx, part grace and maybe part scary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Climb into this rig and you'll be sweating bullets.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A hugely absorbing social drama that is, by turns, excruciating, sad and sardonic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Demonstrates what writer-director Levinson does best: evoke the sights, smells and atmosphere of his youth with intelligence, humor and a keen sense of social perspective.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It has its own sunsplashed vitality, thanks to spirited writing by Audrey Wells and winning performances from all three principals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Takes you down paths full of primitive, almost biblical implications, but it also finds comic relief in moments of palpable tension.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A witty, raunchy comedy, which proves that a well-written piece of business – oozing with sex, wit and nasty intrigue – works for any generation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    One of the most thought-provoking documentaries of recent times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Ten
    Shows us, in an extraordinarily simple way, the hopes and frustrations of one woman's life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    I love the movie's originality, its sense of macabre humor, its resourcefulness, and the great Walsh, whose memorable narration kicks off the movie.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Magnificently nonchalant about its magic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The animation, rendered in good old-fashioned watercolors, is appealing. It's easy, rather than flashy, on the eyes. But the best thing about the movie is the humor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The result is a time capsule par excellence...This is the best of times and the worst of times, African American style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Amounts to a rare gift and an opportunity to appreciate the end of an era and celebrate one of the screen's most subtly etched heroes: the soft-spoken Monsieur Georges Lopez.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Eve's Bayou is a movie unto itself, a rousing, original yarn about family life that includes everyone, whether they're from Louisiana or miles away. [07Nov1997 Pg N.48]
    • Washington Post
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It's a masterful little film, and, thanks to Zhang's seasoned hands, it's subtly heartfelt but never manipulative.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    In this good-natured film, even the smallest efforts at kindness yield positive results.

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